Do you have the theme song from The Jeffersons your head? I do.
We were successful in getting Lolo moved and settled into Virginia. This was my very first trip to the area and I have to say, as a Florida girl, this was a city that I enjoyed. She’s in a bustling area in Arlington, just across the river from D.C. (we accidentally went to a different state once; that never happens way down in SW Florida)
She has a 10-minute walk to school and that also never happens in Florida. It takes me 10 minutes to walk to our mailbox. Ok, maybe 4, but it feels like 10.
My first surprise was trying to park Coach’s SUV in the garage.
Ummmm….it really doesn’t fit. We were told that if you go down a few more levels, the spaces are bigger. Me: “I’m on the ground floor, how do you go lower?”
Turns out you can actually park in the 7th level of hell and the spaces are about 2″ wider….hey, I’ll take that 2″.
But, let’s just discuss a two day (16 hour total) car trip with an 8-month-old husky with the attention span of a flea. I drove most of the first day with Lolo finishing it up when the sun went down.
I thought I’d lose my mind. He wanted to be in the front seat. On my lap apparently. After about 6 hours we stopped for some ‘calming’ hemp treats at a pet food place.
We gave him 3 and we each had 2.
The dogs actually did well in the hotel. We were too tired to bring in the crates so they had full access to two beds and two humans.
We had a decent night of sleep and were up and at it the next morning. We headed north around 8 am and hoped to arrive in plenty of time to go to Homegoods because we didn’t have a bath towel, shower curtain or any of that stuff so we could get cleaned up when we arrived at her new apartment.
We arrived at her new place on Monday afternoon and hit HomeGoods and Target. Over the course of the next 5 days, I left money at Homegoods 7x, Marshalls 2x, and TJ Max 2x, & Target 2x.
Luckily there are a lot of those stores in that area, so we didn’t look like complete weirdos to the employees.
But ya’ll….I was tired.
She didn’t have a couch or chair until Thursday as we purchased them on Tuesday. Her bed arrived Thursday as well. Prior to that we were sleeping on air mattresses and sitting on the floor. Just like the old days.
I’ll share some more pics in my next riveting post.
I hope all is well with my peeps.